NBC Finally Does Full Report on Brian Williams Scandal
NBC Finally Does Full Report On Brian Williams Scandal (NewsBusters)
After six days of limiting its coverage of the scandal engulfing NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams to a few cryptic briefs only seconds long, NBC News finally provided full coverage of the controversy on Tuesday's Today show. Co-host Matt Lauer introduced the report: "And now we turn to a story that hits very close to home for all of us who work at NBC News. Brian Williams, who's anchored Nightly News since 2004, has been suspended from his job for six months."
Correspondent Peter Alexander explained: "The suspension follows nearly two weeks of scrutiny and uncertainty in the wake of comments that Brian Williams made about his experience covering the early days of the Iraq war in 2003....NBC News president Deborah Turness announced the suspension late Tuesday, saying Williams 'misrepresented events'....She called that, 'Wrong and completely inappropriate for someone in Brian's position.'"